The University of Tampa’s 40,000 SF Fitness and Recreation Center features a two-story, open floor plan and with six group exercise rooms including an indoor cycling room, two fitness assessment rooms, a yoga room, and a flexible classroom to allow for educational and training functions, and numerous gathering/lounging areas throughout the building. This building was designed for LEED certification and includes designs for high energy conservation and efficiency. HVAC mechanical design included two chilled water variable air volume (VAV) units and six chilled water fan coil units, with the VAV units controlled by direct digital controls (DDC). Air ventilation is supplied through two energy recovery units employing variable speed supply and exhaust fans. The DDC system allows for energy-saving strategies by constantly polling the system for needs. Plumbing design included gas-fired hot water heaters with dual temperature supply to fixtures. Electrical design included lighting controls that incorporate time controls, motion control and daylight control. Each area is controlled as a zone with various options and control-ability as well as dimming and color control.
SERVICES: Mechanical, Electrical, Lighting Control Design, Fire Protection, HVAC
AWARDS: This project recently received a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) award for sustainable design. Build: EWI Construction. Design: KWJ Architects.